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About Permanently Closed - The Wild Horse Cafe
This restaurant is permanently closed. Wild Horse cafe is an American Bistro serving new american cuisine focusing on local ingredients.
Boasting 24 hand crafted draft beers, an extensive martini and cocktail list. Easily accessible from Rte 128 and close to the North Shore Music Theatre. We also offer late night food 7 nights a week. Come in and let us feed you! Celebrating our 14th year.
Beverly, MA 01915
Comfort Food, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday 11:30am-4pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday: 5:00pm- 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:30am-3pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot parking directly across from the restaurant. On Street parking in front of restaurant on Cabot Street and Bennett Street.
MBTA train stations within 2 miles at Beverly Depot and Montserrat.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Wild Horse Cafe - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Well - we made a reservation, got a confirmation, and bought a coupon. We arrived on time and found it closed. and snow and ice in front of the doors. No one answers the phone, or returns email or voicemail. I can only guess they closed and didn't bother to tell anyone...
Made a reservation for myself with a group of friends, based on a personal recommedation and the information available on their website. I relied mostly on WS info to decided whether to book there or not. Turns out it looked nothing like the photos on the website and the menu had about 5 entrees to choose from, which was a fraction of what was on their website menu. The restaurant was very dark and uninviting, the booth we sat in was very uncomfortable, the best glass of red wine was just 'eh' - and the food was unimaginative and tasteless. The waiter explained that he tells everyone to disregard the website as it hadn't been updated in ages, and the reason why only a few people were there (our party + 3) was because they were closed the next day. hmmmmmm..... overall, Blahhh
My husband and I dined here for Valentine's Day. The low lighting and rustic atmosphere enhanced our romantic evening. The bread was fun and interesting and it helped that we were given four hunks of it instead of a load that often detracts from the appeal of bread. The entrees were certainly tasty and the wood aroma and flavor is a winner.
The food and service were outstanding. The room was a little cold (temperature) and there was a gas fireplace in the room that was not turned on. Not sure how much heat that would generate, but it was Valentine's Day so it would have been nice ambiance. Great grilled salmon, generous portions, cooked perfectly. Awesome dessert called "chocolate therapy" half cake, half brownie, whipped cream. Awesome! I recommend this and will go again.
The dinner menu was very basic and uncreative. We were rushed to order entree with apps due to running out of items. It was 8:00pm with room half empty. We were told orders would be put in after apps but they came out (cold) immediately after apps were cleared. Entrees were mediocre and apps were better. Disappointed overall.
Restaurant was empty on a Friday night. Likely because the food is not very good. We ordered lamb lollipops for appetizer. The server asked very precisely how we wanted them cooked and mentioned that if they're undercooked they can be chewy. Better to go more to medium. They arrived raw and were sent back. Item was taken off the bill. The entrees were okay but nothing special. $17 for a salad with salmon isn't too pricey, but it was something I could make very easily and better at home. They had a haddock special that we wanted, but one table of about 7 people apparently ordered all the portions they had. The special was 86'd at 7:30pm.
As we were leaving around 9pm, a group of younger folks was arriving. There was much discussion about whether the kitchen was open and still serving. Really? 9pm on a Friday and the kitchen must have been closing due to boredom.
My daughter and I come once a year before our annual viewing of A Christmas Carol. We have had the same waiter each year for the last 4 years. He is always friendly and helpful with the menu. The food is excellent every time we have come. I can not imagine going anywhere else for our annual dinner. I also work close by and have come to the Wild Horse with my co workers on occasion and continue to have great food and excellent service.
My wife I decided to give the Wild Horse a try after removing it from our dining options a couple of years ago.. We were feeling that it was not worth the money at that time.. Understanding it is under new ownership, we decided to give it a try and we are glad we did. Both of our meals were excellent and the service was attentive. However, it was little weird when the dining room cleared out at 7:30 but it was explained to us the most diners were heading the theater near by that was starting at 8:00. Just meant we had a nice quiet dinner by ourselves.. We will be back.
My wife and I enjoyed a very nice dinner prior to a theater engagement at the nearby Cabot theater in Beverly. Both of us expressed great satisfaction at our meals, our service from a very friendly, polite waiter, and the general ambiance which we found very interesting and comfortable. We finished in time for our ride to the theater which offered a wonderful event (Michael Feinstein and other vocalists). Overall it was a very pleasant evening and we would certainly hope to return to the restaurant again and obviously recommend it to others.
Food quality was poor. We ordered from the brunch menu:
French Breakfast egg sandwich with ham, gruyere cheese and croissant and a side of fruit.
Waiter brought the following: Breakfast egg sandwich with over cooked thin slices of prosciutto, orange american cheese on toasted white bread with a side order of fried potatoes.
Waiter informed us they were out of the fruit side order and croissants, as he put the plates in front of us. So the kitchen just filled in with what they wanted, never checked with us to see if we still wanted the French Breakfast sandwich....with all the substitutions? The waiter never informed us that there would be substitutions. Just put it in front of us. Because it was so bad; there was no charge for one of our meals. Nevertheless, I have never experienced a kitchen staff substituting what was on the menu with whatever they decided and never informed the guest. Will not return and not recommend. The atmosphere has potential, but disregard for the customer is a serious problem.
The food was decent and the atmosphere was nice, but the service was spread way to thin. They hustled and did their best, but considering it wasn't that busy I felt like we waited way too long for basic things. The delicious cocktails helped with some of the wait times.
We enjoyed getting out, and while it wasn't bad, it won't be my first choice next time.
Second time the wife and I had a date night at the wild horse in the past couple of months - an incredibly exquisite evening! The food was amazing (steak frites and salmon). The drinks were delightful and the service was superb! Definitely making this more of a frequent trip!
I wish I'd started coming here years ago. A group of us went for dinner before the theater (North Shore Music Theatre, highly recommend it) and had a great meal. Nachos were a little iffy but the roasted asparagus was great. The 14 year old recommends the burger. The salads were great, as was the salmon. Waitstaff was all friendly and helpful.
We had tickets for the theater and allowed plenty of time for our meal.We had to wait to order for a long time and informed out waitress that we had plans when we placed our order. We waited 1 hour and 15 minutes to get our main dish, by this time we were already late. We ate only a small part if our meals and ran! What we had looked great, and I think it should have been great had we had a chance to eat it.
The Wild Horse Cafe was a Beverly hot spot several years. It was half empty at 7:30 PM on a Saturday night. Menu is rather limited without a lot of tasty items jumping out at you. I had the Bistro salad with steak. Rather boring salad served with salmon instead of steak. My wife's salmon was good. This restaurant needs a new menu.
The outside doesn't look like much and the inside is mixed with tavern vibe and rustic floors but nicely appointed window dressings and tables. Reminded me of an old west tavern where fancy and rustic were intermingled. We had fun with great food and attentive waiter.
Wild Horse Café is a good restaurant, but the reason I couldn't give it 5 stars was due to a few mishaps - I ordered Cheese Tortellini (I requested Balsamic dressing on the side) - this was forgotten and prosciutto was left off - I had to ask for both. Restaurant itself it a fun vibe, good service and good menu. My other negativity was it was a very humid day and the restaurant was very hot - I asked about this and they turned up A/C - never heard it prior to that.
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